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in the other big event of the day, mitt romney going deep in the heart of texas and making his case that he would serve the african-american community better than the current occupant of the white house. yes. romney made a move for the black vote at the annual con freps conference of the naacp. putting on a game face of friday night lights and trying to pry away support from the man that's 2 most visible sign of the success of that very organization. the president himself. and take a look. they did. a double take by the sounds of it when mr. romney offered up his plan to repeal the president's signature health care law. >> i'm going to eliminate every non-essential expensive program i can find. that includes obamacare and i'm going to work to reform and save -- [ booing ] >> don't worry if romney looked stunned there. he carried on bravely trotting out his favorite chamber of commerce study reassuring the naacp audience with a bogus survey by a lobbyist group. i'm sure they felt much better after that. while governor romney was enjoying a cheer down in texas, house speaker john boehner was
republicans who have it upside down as he made his case this afternoon in san antonio, texas. >> i don't believe in top down economics. i believe in middle out economics. bottom up economics. i believe in fighting on behalf of working families and giving them opportunity. that's not a democratic idea. that's an american idea. that's what built this country. >> that tit for tat after a week that kicked off with some stellar spin with the romney camp saying that retired retroactively from bain capital and jon stewart for one, he ain't buying it. >> i'm not saying that if you have a time machine, you necessarily have to kill hitler. but this retroactive retirement is the worst use of a time machine i have ever seen. >> or to even lower gas prices, but even as the week threatened to be sucked down the drain of mitt's hot tub time machine, the obama camp released a new ad hinting at romney's lack of tranz pa transparency. >> tax havens, offshore accounts carried interest. mitt romney has used every trick in the book. he admits in the last two years he's paid less than 2% on 43 million i
much better after that. while governor romney was enjoying a cheer down in texas, house speaker john boehner was bringing his former swagger to the house floor. aiming to bring down the affordable care act with yet another pointless house vote and igniting the usual fireworks. >> this law continues to mack our economy worse and there is even more resolve to see it is fully repeal. >> welcome to groundhog day. >> they are voting for wealth care for the most profitable industries in the history of the united states of america. >> what a valentine to the health insurance industry. >> obamacare also has disastrous implications for the moral fabric of our nation. >> welcome to groundhog day. >> and here's the good news. the voters get the last word in november. stay tuned. >> we will stay tuned, indeed. joining us now here in new york is msnbc contributor jonathan capehea capeheart. clarence page of "the chicago tribune." jonathan writes for "the washington post." good day to both of you. have to ask you both this question. i want to start with you, john, was mitt romney really addressing
of july. >> indeed. you have been an unwaivering advocate for children in texas. you're the co-chair of the congress congressional children's caucus. what is your reaction when you hear charles perry say he's completing opposed to the health care reform even though 22% of children in your state have no health insurance whatsoever? >> the reason i began this conversation with wishing everyone a happy fourth of july, that's probably one of our best moments in america, we declared our independence and recognized that we were stronger as a confederation of then kocolonic but then going toward a state, but then that we were more strong, if you will, being united. that's what the health care reform act is all act. it is about establishing a standard of the quality of health care for all americans. and if we would use our patriotism not to demonize a law that has become the law of the land, i can assure you that americans would recognize that their lives would be made better by the the continuation of affordable care act just like mitt romney said in 2005 where he called out those who
photo identifications and in many places like in texas, you have these offices that issue these i.d.s that are located hundreds of miles away from the particular community an the data is overwhelming trk data on hispanics and african-americans and this is supposeded to fix a problem ft it's been studied in kansas, ohio, it doesn't exist. even under the bush justice department, there were only a handful of cases prosecuted in the entire eight years. this is aimed to disenfranchise somewhere between 10 to 20% of registered voters. >> there were no cases prosecuted by that bush effort that would be fixeded by voter i.d. cases of impersonation, which is the only form of fraud you fix by voter i.d. this is a solution in search of a problem. >> and david, it is about disenfranchising democratic voters, isn't it? >> well, of course. there's a long tradition in american politics of trying to rig the roles in your favor. that way, you have an edge. this is going to be a tremendously chose election. i hope it's not a repeat of 2000, but we could get to that. i mean, it's 47-47 in parts of t
governor rick perry, former governor of texas. >> i'm a big believer that no matter who you are or what office you are running for, you should be as transparent as you can be with your tax returns and other aspects of your life. >> and here i just put rick perry out of office retroactively looking towards the future. no less venerated conservative publication than the national review now joining the likes of bill kristol, george will, ron paul and haley barbour to argue romney's position is untenable in all likelihood he won't able to maintain a position that looks secretive and if the departure from campaign conventions. the only question is whether he releases more returns now or later. we are not so sure about that. room any may just keep fliting, may just keep floating. he may just keep dancing around the thing, much like a certain highly trained olympic athlete of the equine variety as a new dnc ad suggests. >> are you following your father's example? >> maybe. i -- you know, i don't know how many years i will release. i will take a look at what the did -- what our documents are. a
's an incredibly busy week almost solely dedicating to campaigning. tomorrow, he'll be in texas, san antonio, then austin. he comes back to the white house for a brief break on wednesday and then thursday and friday, he's going to be in another huge battleground state. florida. i will be traveling with him, by the way. we'll hit a number of stops in florida. of course, a highly coveted state and this is such an interesting state. president obama won it in 2008. he's hoping to hold on to it again. but it's of course an incredibly tight race. if you look at the polls there, they show a dead heat. so very tight race in florida. the campaign has said all along as we get closer to november, you're going to see the president increase his amount of travel. the amount of traveling he's doing. we'll really seeing his campaign kick into high gear. he has gone from doing a couple of campaigns a week to dedicating his campaign. >> today, the president took some questions from the crowd. is this something we should expect to see more of in order to draw a sharp distinction between governor romney and pre
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